Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace or Ceking Rice Terrace is one of the more popular rice terrace to visit in Bali. The rice terrace is designed very beautiful with exquisite hollowing rice field and precisely located on the hill bank. In this place, you will see the Balinese farmer do their rice field in oblique area complete with its system irrigation. You will enjoy the beautiful panorama of valley with rice terrace and coconut trees ornament it. Tegalalang Rice Terrace or Ceking Rice Terrace is one of the tourist icon in Ubud Bali and many visited by tourists every day. Entrance ticket is IDR 5000/person…
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Set in the heart of the Tabanan Regency in Bali, the Jatiluwih rice fields have been named a UNESCO Cultural Landscape, part of Bali’s Subak System. The vast expanses of terraced, green rice paddies are stepped along an entire mountain, from its peak to where its foot meets the sea. The fields that make up this area have adopted the traditional Subak irrigation system – a method that has been preserved for centuries and passed down from generation to generation. Aside from its agricultural development, this panoramic landscape has also established itself as a tourist destination and is among the top 10 visited places on the island.
Unfortunately, this lush and beautiful scene does not always carry good news for the local community. With both government and private companies wanting to utilize the land for other purposes, residents are faced with the question of who will maintain this cultural site and preserve the heritage of the Subak irrigation, not to mention the natural beauty of the landscape.
On October 31, 2013, Dusun Gunung Sari, Speaker of the House of Representatives, affirmed in a speech to the Tabanan community that Marzuki Usman would defend Jatiluwih as an important cultural reserve. He further stated that the natural resources produced by Jatiluwih as well as Jatiluwih’s part played in the tourism sector were crucial to Bali.